Bovis Lend Lease
3.2 of 5 36 reviews
www.bovislendlease.com London, United Kingdom 150 to 499 Employees

Bovis Lend Lease Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
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Bovis Lend Lease Group Head of Project Management, Design and Construction Murray Coleman

Murray Coleman

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Bovis a solid safe employer

Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

ProsThe compensation from what I can tell is superior to most companies in this industry. The company is also aggressive about obtaining a continual supply of work. That provides a level of security to the employee. While there are isolated instances when an employee is let go generally good performance is rewarded with continued service. The company is keen on retention of good people and will make all reasonable attempts to assign an employee to a psoition even if it does not match that employee's usual job description. Once a job materializes a re assignment is made. There are many corporate systems in place to help the employee with its work and to help the employee develop with training. These do help to some degree with moving up in the company.

ConsThere is quite a bit of pressure to perform. It is this industry that creates the pressure and as a result much time needs to be dedicated to work. This business sometimes feels like you have a tiger by the tail. There is quite a bit of work to do and not always enough time to get it done. Unfortunately, we are not always given the necessary resources to accomplish the tasks we need to. Bovis has been unable to fully staff all of its projects with totally qualified people in the recent uptick in work in this east coast market place. Because of that it has placed greater burdens on those competent individuals to ensure that their projects are run properly.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on ways to reduce employee stress.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company in a patchy industry

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Melbourne (Australia)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time

Prosstrong structure and lots of project opportunities
good people and good training
strong "just get on with it" work ethic

Conslong hours, competition for promotion makes it hard
need to follow the projects and be flexible
hard to get recognition sometimes
lots of management direction and less autonomy than some others

Advice to Senior Managementlet the people on the jobs make more decision making

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not for everyone

Project Engineer (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease full-time for more than 3 years

Prosquick step into Project Management roles, (even without much experience)

Cons- Blame culture
- Nepotism was rife when I was there
- Don't care much about individual career development / training of employees
- No appreciation or opportunities to learn for any technical (e.g: Engineers etc) personals
- lot of middle management only interested in solely self interest / progression i.e. no mentoring or leadership for juniors
- hard to get raise and promotion without playing corporate politics or threatening to leave

Advice to Senior Management- listen to the junior people more
- Pay market rates to graduates
- encourage good work ethic and proper rewards

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mixed experience...

HSE Manager (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease full-time for more than a year

ProsInteresting projects available. Technical and safety standards and expectations are good.

ConsOld-school management style. Culture of blame all over the place...

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in professional development for mid-level and senior management - target people management skills, communication skills, wholistic approach to project management and risk management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Supervisor (Former Employee)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease as a contractor for less than a year

ProsExcellent safety consciousness & implementation

ConsPerhaps in a big organization it's possible to lose contact with people when their voice needs to be heard

Advice to Senior ManagementCouldn't hurt to meet & greet the rank & file a little more often.

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So-So.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

ProsLarge company with plenty of room for growth

ConsImpractical policies and safety procedures

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OK

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

ProsFair employer who listens to your issues

ConsWork lifw balance not encouraged

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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excellent experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

Prosthe best reason to work at Bovis are the people! The environment is welcoming, and people help each other out

ConsThere are very few if any downsides for working at Bovis lend lease. If i had to pick one downside it would be the amount of traveling

Advice to Senior ManagementI would say to the leadership of Bovis lend lease to continue to recruit and hire the high caliber individuals they have in the past

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bovis Lend Lease

ProsThe people were great to work with. Good pay & benefits. Processess well defined and was allowed to perform work without being micromanaged.

ConsUpper Mngmnt/corporate does not change sales focus with changing times/economy to keep good people working. Also usually disconnected from Projects. A lot of beurocratic red tape to deal with and multiple management approvals for local project tasks

Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify sales efforts to include some lump sum/low bid projects, additional market segments, govt projects, etc (everything doesn't have to be negotiated contracts). Listen to employees job leads. Streamline processess - Less Paperwork.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good career

Project Manager II (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bovis Lend Lease

ProsWorking with Bovis has always been better than the same position with other firms

ConsNot much notice when you are going to be laid off.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let a manager get personal feelings and professional feelings too mixed up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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